The Center for Cardiovascular Research has faculty working in a variety of research areas.

Jeanne M. Nerbonne, PhD
Director, Center for Cardiovascular Research
Molecular determinants of myocardial sodium and potassium channel regulation and remodeling.

C. William Balke, MD
Cardiac calcium homeostasis, SR calcium regulation

Sharon Cresci, MD
The pharmacogenomics of cardiovascular disease

Abhinav Diwan, MD
Lysosome biology in cellular stress and homeostasis

Ali Javaheri, MD, PhD
Role of lipid metabolism and autophagy in cardiac structure, function, and remodeling.

Attila Kovacs, MD
Echocardiographic analysis of small animal models of disease

Sándor J. Kovács, Jr., PhD, MD
Mathematical modeling of cardiac diastolic function

Kory J. Lavine, MD
Understanding the immunological mechanisms that govern cardiac recovery and the pathogenesis of heart failure

Douglas L. Mann, MD
Innate immunity, cardiac remodeling, and myocardial recovery

Babak Razani, MD, PhD
Mechanisms of atherosclerosis and metabolic diseases (focus on macrophages and the autophagy-lysosome system)

Stacey L. Rentschler, MD, PhD
Lineage specification of cardiomyocytes into conduction cells with relation to congenital arrhythmias, including Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome

Rajan Sah, MD, PhD
Ion channel regulation of cellular metabolism in adipocytes, islet cells, and skeletal/cardiac muscle

Joel D. Schilling, MD, PhD
The role of cytokine signaling in cardiac metabolism

Nathan O. Stitziel, MD, PhD
Human genetics of cardiovascular disease

Carla J. Weinheimer, MS
Animal models of cardiovascular disease